November 2009





Claiming to be the first attempt of its kind, The 500 Most Influential Muslims starts off on a wrong foot. Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in Amman and Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding list, lo and behold, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at the top of 1.5-2 billion Muslims. Perhaps coming to the late realization that money cannot buy hearts, it seems that a certain interest group is on an intellectual campaign to win minds.

It is also no surprise that in these End Times of a power vacuum, H.M. King Mohammed IV of Morocco at No. 3 is also a

Contender for the Caliphate
King Mohammad VI’s lineage makes him the only legitimate contender for the Islamic Caliphate, as successor to a 350 year-old dynasty. The Alaouite Dynasty links back to the Prophet Muhammad. He possesses the only authentic claim to an Islamic Caliphate, if one were to be established. Indeed, the Moroccans never recognized the Ottoman Caliphate on the grounds that the Ottomans were not descended from the Prophet Muhammad.

According to Adil James of the Muslim Media Network Staff,

In total 72 Americans are among the 500 most influential Muslims, a disproportionately strong showing, but only one among the top 50.  Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson of Zaytuna Institute is listed surprisingly at number 38.  The world leader of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi order, however, Sheikh Nazim al Haqqani, with millions of followers worldwide, spiritual adviser to kings, presidents, doctors, lawyers, professors and others across the spectrum of profession, race, and ethnicity on seven continents, is listed at number 49.  While Sheikh Hamza Yusuf has successfully built the Zaytuna Institute, his influence is confined mostly to American academia, scholars and students.  Surprisingly, Khaled Mashaal, leader of Hamas, (at number 34) is listed before any American Muslim.

Muslim 500 – A Listing of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World

The entire book is available at




Juma Khutba delivered by Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Hakkani al-Kibrisi

Friday 28 Ramazan, 1430/September 18, 2009
Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York.

Auzu billahi min ash-sheytanir rajim
Medet Ya Seyyidi Ya Sultanul Awliya, Medet.

Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alameen. Astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah
al-azim wa atubu ilaih. We are asking forgiveness from our Lord Allah subhana wa
ta’ala. He has created us for His service. Nothing but for His service. Only
reason for man’s being in this world is to be under the service of His Lord.
Everything else is becoming malayani. That is for our safety. He has created us,
He sent us here and giving order saying, `If you are doing My order in Dunya
then you are entering to My Paradise. If you are doing otherwise, I will give
you time. I gave you this life. Run around as much as you want. Go to any corner
you want. Do anything that you want. But your rope is in My hand. You cannot
escape. When I pull, you come. You cannot go anywhere. Either you will be in My
service, be My servant, through love or I will make you one. And when I put My
authority on you then you will be counted from the bad servants, not the good
servants. And the bad servants don’t have rewards in the hereafter. They have
another punishment hereafter.’

He is saying, `As you like.’ He is saying to His Prophet (sws), `Don’t worry Ya
Muhammad (sws).’ Prophet (sws) was worrying. For who? For us, for this nation
because he was seeing what is in front of them. He was seeing what was happening
to them, what was going to happen to them. He went to Miraj. He saw everything.
He went to Miraj. He saw paradises and he saw hells. And he said, `The hell is
full with my Ummat, especially the women of this Ummat.’ Hmm.

Eh, what happened today? Today is the worst days. We are living the worst days
on the face of this earth. This world has never seen such a thing like this
before. This world has never seen such disobedience like this. During the time
of Nuh (as) they were disobedient but they were saying to Nuh (as), `We are not
going to listen to you. We are just going to do like the people coming in Ahir
Zaman. Just like them.’ A vision opened to them and saying, `We are just going
to do exactly like them. We are not listening to you. We are living as we like.’
And Nuh (as) was crying for them, saying, `Please, stop this. Come to the ship
for safety.’ They said, `No way!’ Finally order came to Nuh (as) saying, `Leave
them. Leave them. Those who believe, take them to the ship. The rest, leave them
to My hand.’ And they were all punished and perished.

Eh, Ahir Zaman, about Ahir Zaman the Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, `It will be
the second Jahiliyya that is worse than the first Jahiliyya.’ This is what
happened and that Jahiliyya is entering everywhere and Sheytan is very happy.
Sheytan is very happy with Muslims today saying, `I couldn’t do it better than
them. They are fasting, yes, but they are doing the things that the Kafirs are
not doing.’ He likes it. He’s very happy. And Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying
to us why we have to fast. He is saying, `I have ordered the nations before you
for fasting and I have ordered you too for fasting. This way you will find
safety. It will be protection to you from the hands and the tricks and traps of
Sheytan.’ And the Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, `The fasting of Ramazan is a
shield between you and Jahannam.’ Are we feeling that shield? Are we feeling,
`Yes, we are protected’? How are you going to be feeling that you are protected
when you are angry twenty-four hours during Ramazan? Not only that you are
angry, you are saying words and cursing that you never did before. Not only
that, you are becoming Firaun destroying everything surrounding you. MashaAllah,
Allahu Akbar. So that person is not counted from the believers then and the Holy
Prophet (sws) is saying, `If you die during that time, you will die in Jahiliyya
time.’ The faith is not in the heart at that time. The faith is up there
circling around until you will ask forgiveness and the faith comes back into the

Alhamdulillah. Too sad, they should be too sad, those ones who have destroyed
this whole month of Ramazan. They didn’t show the proper respect. They didn’t
take care of it. Who did it, they should be very happy. Who kept the Ramazan
properly, with proper respect, giving their respect to Allah and His Prophet
(sws), they should be happy. They should be happy now and they are going to be
happy in the Judgment Day. Beyond that too.

So Allah subhana wa ta’ala sent us to this world and He is saying to us, `Either
you choose the hard way or you choose the easy way. There are two ways. If you
choose the hard way it’s not for you. You are going to suffer a lot. If you
choose the easy way, the easy way is obedience. Through obedience you are going
to find everything coming easy to you. Through disobedience everything is going
to be hard. The more disobedient, the harder it’s going to come to you. The more
disobedient, the harder it’s going to happen. If you didn’t find, if you didn’t
catch that in Dunya, don’t think that you are going to get it in the grave.
Whatever you prepared in this world now, that’s what you are going to find in
the grave. If you show the proper respect during this month to Ramazan, if you
die during this year, you are going to find the blessing of Ramazan in the grave
for you. If you didn’t, then you are going to find extra punishment for you for
the Ramazan.

InshaAllah ar-Rahman, these words should make some differences in our lives. As
much difference it will make, it doesn’t matter now, the Ramazan is finished.
Those who didn’t take care should’ve thought better. It passed. The Ramazan
passed and it took your good deeds and your bad deeds with it and it sealed it
and it’s going to be there. Ramazan is going to complain about some people on
the Judgment Day. Fasting is going to complain too. Eh, you should check, we
should check ourselves to see where we are, what we did, to regret, to run back,
ask forgiveness, try to catch up. Not too much to catch up but Allah’s mercy may
reach. We don’t know anything. Anyone who is claiming to know something, they
are the most ignorant ones. But Allah subhana wa ta’ala is telling us, `Run. If
you did the mistake, turn around. Turn around and don’t be arrogant and stubborn
like Sheytan.’ That’s what it is. If the person is carrying as we said in the
beginning of Ramazan, `Don’t fast only from eating, drinking and different
activities. Fast from anger, fast from proudness, fast from arrogance, fast from
stubbornness, fast from jealousy and envy. Fast from these things. Get rid of

During the month of Ramazan it should’ve become easier. To some it didn’t. That
shows that you are supporting your ego. Sheytan is not there. Sheytan is
chained. That shows that you are a slave to your ego. You are not a servant to
Allah subhana wa ta’ala. You are a slave to the ego. And those who are knowing
should ask forgiveness and turn around. Every one of us should ask forgiveness
and not to think that, `Oh, mine is complete.’ No. Nobody in these days is
complete but some people make it open. So, when you do something right, hide it.
If it’s going to help other people, spread it. If you do something wrong,
definitely hide it and keep it hidden. In the Judgment Day Allah subhana wa
ta’ala may not make you the biggest fool.

Some people are worrying, today’s foolishness, in front of ten people, five
people, fifty people, a hundred people, a thousand people, `Oh, I don’t know how
this one is going to think about me. You know what happened now? This one is
going to think so bad about me, about this situation.’ Huh, you are worrying
about that. You are not worrying about the Judgment Day? You are not worrying
about the Judgment Day that Allah subhana wa ta’ala is going to pull you in His
Presence saying, `Oh my servant, in Dunya you have worry because people say
things. And what about today? Did you think about today?’ `No.’ Then that is a
hidden shirk. If you are only worrying about people and you are not worrying
about what Allah and His Prophet (sws) is thinking about you, that is a hidden
shirk. Then Allah is saying, `Run to those to help you that you were worrying
about. You didn’t worry for Me, you didn’t care for Me that My eyes are on you
twenty-four hours. I am your Creator and I am sending everything to you. You
didn’t care and I sent you that holy month to fix yourself, to become better for
more things to open to you, ways to open to you. You shut every door.’ Hmm.

Eh, now you will fall into the foolishness of the Judgment Day and you are the
worst one then, yes. And there is no way to run. Everyone on the Judgment Day
will watch you. This Nation will watch you. The nations that passed, they will
look at them and say, `How foolish these ones are! These ones have been counted
from the Nation of Muhammad (sws) and they lived life like this.’ The prophets
will look and they will say, `How foolish these servants are that Allah subhana
wa ta’ala granted them to be from the Nation of Muhammad (sws) and so short life
during their time, and they got so fooled by Sheytan and they lost everything?
How fool you are!’ The curse will be coming then. That is worse than Jahannam.

So, inshaAllah ar-Rahman, we must ask forgiveness all the time. We must turn
around and ask forgiveness all the time for the good things and the bad things
that we do for our Lord to forgive us and make us to become better servants to
Him. If we do that then we are going to become winners.

As we always remind, we will remind again. It’s not too far. The angel of death
is not too far distance away. Don’t think that it’s so far away. Don’t think
that these years are going to continue so much. It’s only counted. It’s
finishing. Turning left and right it’s finishing. Akhirat is waiting. Akhirat is
waiting to every one of us. Everyday we are running, moving towards Akhirat.
Everyday the angel of death is taking at least a hundred and fifty thousand
people’s lives on this earth. At least a hundred and fifty thousand. Who says
that you are not one of them today or tomorrow? We might be. So if we think and
we keep that alive in ourselves then we will be able to close our ears for wrong
talks, we will be able not to hear them, we will be able to close our tongues
not to talk wrong talks, we will be able to close our eyes not to look at the
wrong things. When we cannot change anything then we turn back to our Lord
saying, `Ya Rabbi, I cannot change anything but don’t count me from those ones.’

Wa min Allahu tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.


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Uçup gittin buralardan, canımın canı nerdesin?
Uçup gittin buralardan, gözümün nuru nerdesin?

Gittiğin yol çokmu uzak, dönülmeyen yerdemisin?

Gel, yağmur ol gel! Gel, rüzgâr ol gel!
Bulutlar yoldaşın olsun, Allahım seni korusun
Yolun açık aydın olsun, turnalara tutunda gel

Şimdi hangi yaban elde, belki dağda esen yelde
Allah aşkına dön gelde, şu gönlüme bayram olsun


Rough Translation

You flew away from here, the life of my soul
Where are you?
You flew away from here, the light of my eyes
Where are you?

Is it far away where you are? Can’t you return?

Come… come as the rain
Come… come as the wind

May the clouds accompany you
May Allah protect you
May your roads be open and clear
Hold on to the cranes, and come

Now in what strange lands
Perhaps in the windy mountains
For God’s sake, come, return
So my heart can celebrate

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